Criminal law in a nutshell

Loewy, Arnold H. author

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  • Creator Arnold H. Loewy, George Killam Chair in Criminal Law, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Other Title
    • Criminal law
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • Sixth edition
    • St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2020]
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xxviii, 333 pages ; 19 cm
  • ISBNs 9781640201934, 1640201939
  • OCLC on1137819755


  • "This guide helps you gain an overview of and develop perspective on the area of criminal law. It is organized into eight sections for quick reference. Expert discussion explores punishment, specific crimes, and the ingredients of a crime such as mens rea and actus reus. Other topics covered include special defenses, the burden of proof, and inchoate and group criminality. It also reflects on the limitations of criminal law." --


  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • Punishment -- Homicide -- Causation -- Rape -- Other crimes against the person -- Self-defense and related defenses -- Crimes against property -- Mens rea (intent) -- Actus reus -- Insanity -- Other defenses -- Burden of proof -- Presumptions and inferences -- Attempt -- Accountability for the acts of others -- Conspiracy -- Corporate criminal liability -- Limitations of the criminal law
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